tv The FOX Report With Shepard Smith FOX News November 5, 2012 7:00pm-8:00pm EST
>> bret: just let her vote. >> exactly. >> bret: please join megyn kelly and me for the start of the america that begins right here 6:00 eastern. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, months of campaigning behind them, now the candidates hit the trail for one final full day before you decide 2012. [cheers] >> are you fired up? >> yes. >> are you ready to go? >> yes. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> and still some voters say they haven't made up their mind. >> just not 100% sure on who i
want to give my actual vote to. >> shepard: tonight, the final steps in a very long race and a look at what happens in the biggest battle ground of them all. plus, we are not just picking a president. voters set to decide on dozens of ballot measures tomorrow everything from legalizing marijuana to raising taxes to healthcare reform. now, time to make some choices. and after the devastation of super storm sandy a nor'easter threatens some of the areas hit hard sexual offense. tonight, how folks are bracing for another blow. but first from fox this monday night, we're almost there. 24 hours from this moment, the first polls will have just closed on what could be a very long election night. could be. president obama and governor mitt romney are spending the final hours of the campaign in some of the battleground states that could decide it all. governor romney headed to florida, virginia, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now.
the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make them out to be new ideas. and try to convince you that he is all about change.
he is trying to convince that you these bad old ideas are change. listen, we know what change looks like, madison. and what he selling isn't. >> shepard: as we have mentioned once or twice at least, no republic has won the white house without first winning ohio. and staffers say governor romney will be back there tomorrow on election day. we have team fox coverage tonight. ed henry is live with the president. live in iowa which is the president's next and last stop. let's get to carl cammeron with governor romney in ohio. he is headed to pennsylvania tomorrow too, right? >> he is going to be going to ohio tomorrow as well. we are here now in columbus. the introductions are underway. governor romney will be out in the minute. golden bear jack nicklaus is part of that. mr. romney here today and coming back tomorrow adding campaign stops in cleveland, ohio where he goal to victory centers to support his supporters and volunteers and go to pittsburgh, pennsylvania and do the same thing. in ohio it's in part to try to
staunch any advance that president obama has had here in the buckeye state. the coint essential uber swing state battleground in this campaign. in pennsylvania because romney believes he has gotten a bit of an advantage going there with a big surge of advertising that closed the polls and given him some momentum still that tis particularly tied. romney made the decision to stay on the trail through tomorrow. not at all unprecedented. both candidates did this auto this in 2008 and 2004. president obama says he won't this time. shep? >> shepard: the last 24 hours always about getting out the vote. >> it is, indeed. and romney started in florida. had two events in virginia. has another one here tonight. wherever he goes, he spends much of his rhetoric as we will see here in just a short time telling folks he needs them to get out and call their neighbors, go across the street, bang on doors, do whatever is possible. and, in his rhetoric, it's clear he seems to think he can win it but it's not quite done yet. listen. >> the door to a brirst future
is there. it's open. it's waiting for us. i need your vote. i need your work. walk with me. [cheers] >> let's walk together. tomorrow is a new beginning. >> and he hopes when he walks through that door, shep, it's 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> shepard: what's the next stop tonight, carl? >> manchester, new hampshire, shep. going back to the state where he scored his first primary victory. romney will hit the granite state. is he expecting a very big crowd quite late at night. romney talking about how tired he has been campaigning virtually nonstop. 11:00 tonight it will be maybe early morning for kid rock who will at least provide the celebrity headline to tonight's bill. the republic presidential nominee meant to be his last campaign event of the entire campaign. now we know manchester, new hampshire, won't wrap it up. back on the trail in ohio and pennsylvania tomorrow. shep? >> shepard: carl cameron in columbus, ohio, tonight.
the president has one more stop tonight before heading home to chicago. and staffers say it will be his last campaign rally ever. if he loses tomorrow, they tell us he will not run again in 2016. but the president said today he does have enough voters on his side to win this one. as long as those voters show up at the polls. ed henry is traveling with the president. he is in des moines tonight. and, ed, a team obama -- the analysts say that team obama is sounding pretty confident even in some cases predicting a blow out. >> that's right. not just the analysts but the advisors themselves. i spoke to david axlerod. david bluff. two of the president's most senior advisors. they think the president could not only win the popular and electoral vote they think he might knock down and win all nine of the remaining battle grounds all across the midwest here like iowa and ohio. that's a bold prediction. we will find out in 24 hours or so whether or not they can back it up. the president on the trail today. sort of trying to not leave anything in the locker room if
you will making his final case. take a listen. >> you know that i know what real change looks like because you have seen me fight for it. i have got the scars to prove it i have got the gray hair to prove it. >> and you can see their strategy in the president's plans today. you mentioned at the top, shep, no republic has ever won the white house without winning ohio. so the president today went not just to ohio but wisconsin and wrap it all up here in iowa. they are trying basically to build a fire wall around these midwest battle grounds so mitt romney can't reach 270 electoral votes, shep. >> shepard: the president says this is his last campaign. is he sounding a little nostalgic today. >> he is. he was saying out on the trail. look, i'm never going to be out for a full day of campaigning ever again. some of his former staffers like robert gibbs who worked here at the very beginning tagged along on air force one. he had bruce springsteen on air force one.
he is doing three shows basically, you know, jam sessions if you will in these battleground states with the president. jay-z hopped along in columbus, ohio, a short time ago. the bottom line is that iowa here, in particular, is very nostalgic for the president. a few feet from where i am i was talking to a restaurant owner who said the president had campaign headquarters in des moines 2007-2008. his daughters like the cookies sold at a diner here. the president kept coming back. he won it at the very beginning. the iowa caucuses. that put him and propelled him to win the presidency. so his final rally will be right where i'm standing at tonight. it began in iowa he wants to end in iowa, shep. >> shepard: governor romney a bit of surprise added a couple of stops on election day itself. what's the president's plans for tomorrow. >> his team told me today in private they think this shows mitt romney is on defense. he hasn't locked down a state like ohio. that's why he has to go back there tomorrow. the president is going to stay very quiet behind closed doors. he has his ritual it worked
for him in the primaries in 2008. he go and play basketball with some of his friends reggie love. do that in chicago. is he going to sleep in his own bed tonight in chicago. is he not going to be in a hotel. go back to his home. wake up, play some basketball and wait for the return, shep. >> shepard: ed henry in des moines. good to see you. thank you. some u.s. marines are helping to clean up after super storm sandy. that's ahead along with price gouging in the wake of the storm. wait until you hear how much some folks are pay fog are a box of matches. even if your house is still standing after sandy, you could be in danger of losing it to lenders. now a move from the government to help survivors from facing foreclosure, all of that and much more on politics from the journalists of fox news on a monday fox report. [ female announcer ] the humana walmart-preferred rx plan p-d-p
states. a week after sandy hit the region like a ton of bricks. temperatures are dropping, too. and the threat of a nor'easter this week probably tomorrow makes the situation increasingly dire. we have some pictures of marines now helping in the clean up on new york's staten island. the storm flattened that island's south shore with some coastal neighborhoods almost descroidz. take a look at these pictures. houses reducing to nor more than a pile of broken wood and debris. the governor of new york says as many as 40,000 people in new york city alone need a new place to live. and just across the harbor in linden, new jersey, a fuel spill is compounding the situation. the coast guard is reportedly cleaning up a 7700-gallon leak which came to light only after folks who have lived nearby complained of smelling diesel fuels. another mess in a seemingly endless list of problems after the region's most catastrophic natural disaster on record. rick leventhal live in the
world famous coney island neighborhood of brooklyn. and, rick, your situation where you are continues to detier it united states. deteriorate. >> yeah, shep. coney island swimming in a sea of trash. many of the homes and businesses waste deep in water. we have been watching residents carry their ruined possessions out to the street along with household garbage and rotting food and debris. it's too much for the sanitation trucks to handle. despite this very cold weather and lack of heat and power, many of the thousands of residents here are reluctant to leave. so they are lining up to get relief from a local relief center here. they don't want to move into shelters. they don't want their possessions looted. they are gathering whatever food and water and diapers are being handed out and signing up for steabs from fema. >> you are going to get through this okay. >> i do. we see help. if there's with a no help i think we would be more worried. i think we see help. as long as we know someone is here for us. i think we are all right.
nearly 60 polling places were left unusable because of storm damage. two dozen of hem this brooklyn. plan to bus to polling places on election day. >> shepard: rick, still no power? >> well, you know, some residents here are slowly getting their power back. of course, the situation is slowly improving across the region. thanks in large part to thousands and thousands of utility workers who come here. many of them from out of state. the latest numbers about 1.35 million without power, including 750,000 in new jersey, and about half a million in new york. the cost of this storm he though, shepard, still being tabulated. >> shepard: rick leventhal on staten island, new york. actually is he at coney island. look at this, the romney plane has just arrived at a columbus international airport. and they have rolled the plane right up to the rally with as can you hear some pretty dramatic music going on. columbus, ohio, ohio mighty important spot for both
candidates as you know. they have both been there today. so, is f. this thing isn't ready to begin just yet. as governor romney starts to speak, we will take you there live. meantime the new york attorney general today launched investigation into reports of post storm price gouging. the state has reportedly received more than 400 complaints since the storm hit. the majority said to be related to increases in gas prices and certainly no surprise there. but also food and supplies. among the complaints, potatoes jumping from $3 a bag to 7 bucks. and $10 for a box of matches. the attorney general has received complaints of hotels jacking up room prices due to high demand. homes that made it through the storm will not be subject to foreclosure at least for 90 days. extended halts on foreclosures to rhode island. another state which took a hard hit. feds stopped foreclosures for three months in new jersey,
new york, and connecticut. the suspension applies to federally insured mortgages in areas that suffered storm damage. election officials in new jersey say they will not be using the military vehicles on which we were reporting as polling stations for survivors of the super storm. the officials say it turns out they don't need them. new jersey is letting voters cast ballots by email. but spokes people for watchdog groups say those voters should also have to mail in paper ballots so officials can verify the results. so far no response from the state. jersey is also letting people vote at any polling place. now new york is deciding to do the same. knocked out power to some polling stations and still working on backup plans. voters in some states could make history tomorrow by legalizing marijuana. and we're not talking about for medical reasons here. legalizing it just to get high. coming up. we'll look at that and some of
the other big issues on the ballot across the country. plus president obama and governor romney ending up in the same city at the same time today. we'll hear more on their closing argument as mitt romney has arrived for the rally, they will do a little, you know, a little dancing and chatting it up for a while. we'll take you back as he speaks live. [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes osclate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to oralb.com for the latest offers.
recreational use. they would be the first to do so if it happens. in arkansas, massachusetts, and montana, they are considering legalizing marijuana for medicine use. of course, the federal government still considers marijuana illegal and there is bound to be more controversy if these measures pass. this just one of the hot buttons on the ballots across the country. trace gallagher live in the west coast news hub tonight. some states are also tackling the healthcare law. >> yeah, shep there are four states tomorrow that will vote whether to opt out of healthcare reform better known as obama care. those states are alabama, florida, montana and wyoming. all four states are asking their voters to reject being forced to buy health insurance. these measures wept on the ballot before the supreme court ruled that obama care was constitutional however the votes turn out in the states it would mean the feds would likely still trump the states. listen. >> if governor romney is elected president, this will be sort of a push behind him
to invalidate most of obama care. if the president is reelected, this will be a force, a numerical force that he have to contend with as he tries to implement obama care. to that extent the numbers could be helpful. but they will not change the law. >> the law will stay the same. at the very least we have a much better idea in those four states exactly what those residents think about the healthcare reform law, shep. >> shepard: trace, some could get changes in the tax law. >> yeah, there are 31 tax measures across the country, shep. most of them are meant just to simply change state tax codes. one will actually lower taxes if passed and the rest will raise taxes. you can see there, arizona and arkansas both pushing sales tax increases. missouri pushing up a tobacco tax and california's propositions would do an income as well as sales tax. the only one of those that's polling well is the tobacco tax. that measured one tax would
actually go down. that's oregon. they are pushing it to get rid of a state tax all together. shep? >> shepard: los angeles, trace, thank you. the lines for gas in new york and new jersey are still miles long. the wait, hour after hour just to fill up a can or a car. but in other parts of the nation, the price at the pump is plunging. wool show you why next. we'll show you where the first alert forecasters expect it to hit and we will will hear from governor mitt romney live in columbus, ohio as we approach the bottom of the hour and top of the news. can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied
as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet, or body swelling; enlarged or painful breasts; problems breathing while sleeping; and blood clots in the legs. common side effects include skin redness or irritation where applied, increased red blood cell count, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, and increase in psa. see your doctor, and for a 30-day free trial, go to axiron.com.
♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, children laughing ] move to the country, d live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance
and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> the plane wrought him right up to the rally. now governor romney is speaking. let's listen. do you think his war on oil and gas created new jobs? >> no. >> how about those dodd frank regulations? did they help banks make more loans? >> no. >> does raising taxes put more people to work? >> no. >> did his avalanche of new regulations help small business? >> no. >> you past the -- passed the test. by almost every measure of his administration, he hurt the economy and then hurt our fellow americans. there are 23 trillion americans, 23 million americans who are struggling
to find a good job. one in six of our citizens is living in poverty. and being middle class, even if you have a job, has become tougher and tougher because the income per year is down $4,300 a year since he was elected president. and the cost of living have gone up want health insurance, gasoline, food prices, electricity, people in the middle class are being squeezed with higher, less pay and higher costs and prices. now, this weekend i spoke to the wife of a 60-year-old man. in the prime of his life i might add. [ laughter ] a young man from my perspective. and he has worked as a welder for 60 years. but he just got laid off. his wife asked what i could do to help them. and she made it very clear he doesn't want a government check. he wants a good job.
[cheers] the answer isn't the government. the answer is more good jobs. this is a critical time for the nation and one where i think people understand that we need to have new leadership and a new vision for the country. i know the president wants you to think about all sorts of diversionary issues that decide what is key in this election. but i think that the election comes down to this question. do you want four more years like the last four years? >> no. >> or do you want real change? >> yes. president obama promised change, but he couldn't deliver it. i promise change and i have a record of achieving it. [ applause ] >> i built a business.
[cheers and applause] >> i built a business and turned around and built another business. i rescued the olympics. by the way governor of a state with a democrat legislature, i was able to help turn my state from deficit to surplus from job losses to job growth. and from higher taxes to higher take home pay. that's why i am running for president. i can get real change to get this nation growing again. accomplishing real change is not something i just talk about. it's something i have done something i'm going to do as president of the united states with your help.
if you believe we can do better, and if you believe america should be on a better course, if if you are tired of being tired, then i ask you to work and to vote for change and paul ryan and i will bring change to america from day one. [cheers and applause] >> shepard: governor mitt romney speaking in columbus, ohio at a campaign rally. president obama there as well as you saw earlier. perhaps the most important prize in all of election day. steve brown with the news. is he live in columbus for us tonight. hey, steve. >> hey there, shep. yeah, the many are any campaign believes they have a tight race here but not really disclosing how it is they might know that. there is some logic to it, however. they are tighter, according to the polls than the obama/mccain race of 2008. and obama doesn't appear to have done as well with early voting as he did in 2008. and the romney campaign says it, and its republic allies in the state have done a lot
better in that regard. they believe they are good with independents. they will win that and they will win a majority of the vote tomorrow. it's just a question of whether or not they will overcome the early voting edge that the obama campaign has together. the romney campaign also selling that it's a tight race. telling some local television stations here tonight that internal polling has this race tied but no reporting on what that internal polling might specifically say. shep? >> shepard: all right, stove, if it is tied, that could be a recount. what are the rules for that sort of nightmare? >> well, it is .0025% of a margin, which is to say if the margin between the candidates is less than one quarter of 1% then there is an automatic recount. if you have 6 million votes cast, and that's entirely possible in the state of ohio when it's all said and done, that means the margin has to be less than 15,000 votes. so, it has to be an extraordinarily narrow margin in order to get an automatic recount. shep? >> shepard: steve brown in columbus tonight.
thanks. it could take days before gas supplies get back to normal in the northeast. in the states of new york and new jersey where many gas stations are still closed a week after super storm sandy slammed the east coast. in the burrow of brooklyn, the search for gas has largely turned into a scavenger hunt. new york's national guard air lifting two refueling trucks to help out. each of those trucks can carry some 2500 gallons of gas. and as many as a dozen counties in new jersey are rationing gas for a third day. there you can fuel up your car today as long as the license plate ends in an odd number. many drivers say the lines are not as long as they were a few days ago. but still they can't afford to wait an hour or more just to fill their tanks. sandra smith from the fox business network is in with us tonight. sandra, at the same time, the price at the pump is going down and fast. >> yeah. this is a drop that folks are likely to feel, shep. because you are talking about a 20-cent drop over the last two weeks. this is the steepest drop we
have seen. and the national average for gas prices dating all the way back to 2008. so, 20-cent drop, this one you will feel at the pump if, shep, you can actually get the gas. especially if you are on the east coast. >> shepard: is this supply and demand thing. >> california has seen auto cent drop at the pump over the last couple of weeks. they had refinery problems a month ago that caused a big spike. prices are coming down. keep in mind a lot of this is seasonality. it's not the summer driving season or holiday driving season. people generally drive les so prices come down. lower crude prices and super storm sandy that caused less demand for gas. big energy report out on wednesday will likely show a build and crude supplies which pushes gasoline prices down even more. likely to keep falling analysts say. >> shepard: at love people i know don't even have cars anymore. the storm took them. awful. sandy, thank you. >> thank you. >> shepard: folks suffering from the storm facing another barrage of rough weather.
storm to strike the east coast maybe tomorrow. packing strong winds, heavy rain and threat of more flooding. states where people are beginning to put houses back together. janice dean in the extreme weather center. i was watching nic gregory on fox 5. and he seemed well encouraged that it might stay east. >> there is the possibility. we are really not sure of this first alert forecast. so, a lot of variables here to work into it. tomorrow we have a better idea. but, yeah, some the computer models are making this more of an offshore thing. that would be good news. i want people to be really vigilant here because we are still dealing with nor'easter. rain heavy at times. wind gusts 60 miles per hour. snow for the mountains and interior sections, perhaps. and beach auto rotation over multiple coast lines. here is one of our future radar models as we go further out in time. wednesday around noon. just offshore here bringing some of those rain bands and wind and perhaps some snow. i just want to show you one of our first alert forecast models, shepard, yes. we could see 3 to 6 inches, again, this could be overplaying it a little bit.
but, you know, the hardest thing to first alert forecast with niece nor'easters is the snow line. it is a possibility we could see accumulating snow. especially in the interior sections. one thing is for sure, temperatures are cold. and we have hundreds of thousands of people still without power. >> shepard: janice dean in the weather center. thanks. a small group of states could make all the difference tomorrow. we'll go inside florida, virginia, colorado, and wisconsin next. but first first the battle for nevada. polls show president obama has anage there. while the romney camp still says the state is in play. dan springer live in las vegas tonight. dan? >> that's right, shep. but even a conservative columnist here says nevada is leaning obama and governor romney is down to his final strike early voting heavily favored the president. 48,000 more democrats voted over the two week period than republicans. that is a big hill to climb on tuesday. especially when you consider it's estimated 70% of all the voters have been cast.
republicans know they need a big turn out in the rural parts of the state and a decisive win among independence. not impossible but about as likely, perhaps, as pulling an inside straight that is the latest from nevada. we'll have more coming up from other battleground states on "the fox report." , suspension and agility. the only trail capable side-by sides, featuring the ultimate value, r 570. the only 4-passenge sport machines, led by the all-new rzr xp 4 and the undisputed king of high performance, rzr xp. razor sharp performance. only from polaris. get huge rebates on 2012's and low financing on all models during the polaris holiday sales event. during the polaris well, if itmr. margin?margin. don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups.
you fod a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ]
playing sports is just ..my whole life.om. looking back, if it wasn't for shriners hospital, things would just be really, really different. i lost my leg when i was a kid. there was a time when i felt like i wasn't going to be able to walk again... it was a pretty bad accident but shriners showed me who i could be again. they turned my whole life around. they call it 'love to the rescue' and it really works.
hunter's life is one of nearly a million changed by donations from people like you. send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals for children today. >> shepard: let's get updates from make or break states race to the white house. south florida say they are ready to serve voters tomorrow it has not been smooth sailing so far. yesterday the election's office in miami-dade county shut doors for an hour. after the long lines of voters waiting for absentee ballots overwhelmed the offices of small staff. steve harrigan is in tampa this afternoon or evening. hey, steve. shepard, it's been long lines and lawsuits that really define the voting in florida so far. even though early voting is tech it nicly over. absentee ballots picked up and dropped off at voting centers across the state. the main reason for the long lines has been that long
ballot. 11 different constitutional amendments it takes some voters just an hour to read the ballot and mark their choices as far as tomorrow goes. officials are encouraged that things will run more smoothly that's because of instead of the 300 early voting places open there will be 6,000 places to cast your ballot across florida. shepard? >> virginia considered newest battleground state. president obama won that state in 2008 winning republic domination. this year the state's 13 electoral votes are a critical piece of each campaign's puzzle. mike emanuel live in fairfax, virginia with more. mike? >> shep, experts at the university of virginia predict record turnout about 4 million voters expected to participate in this election. so, mitt romney and his team recognize it is much harder to win the white house without virginia. did he two events here today including a loud rally in the
george mason basketball arena trying to make sure he wins here. meanwhile vice president biden is doing several stops in virginia on election eve. is president obama will win the election overall and says he believes that they have a clear shot of winning virginia average of recent polls has president obama leading by three tenths of a point. shep? >> shepard: mike emanuel fairfax, v.a. as for the nine electoral votes at stake in colorado. the candidates made six trips to that state in the last four days. alicia acuna live in denver. alicia? >> the colorado secretary of state office says it sent staff to pueblo, colorado voting machines indicating wrong selection in another county a machine was pulled. no reason given. 1.7 million people have already voted. that's a majority of the active electorate. tallying could be a problem because some county clerks
plan to send staff home midnight tomorrow and finish on wednesday. the race is statistically tied here. shep? >> shepard: alicia acunay denver. keep in mind the republic vice presidential candidate paul ryan is a wisconsin congressman. but president obama has put a lot of focus on the state, held a rally in madison, today with none other than bruce springsteen. doug mckelway is in milwaukee tonight. doug? >> shep, a few things to watch out for tomorrow in wisconsin. look for the heavily urban areas of milwaukee where we are now and madison about an hour to the west of to us go heavily for barack obama. look for the rural areas of wisconsin to go heavily for mitt romney. of the big question mark is the region of this state known as the fox river valley. this is an enclave of working class whites who are neither reliably republic nor reliably democrat. counties in the fox river valley went for george bush in 2004. they went for barack obama in 2008. and they went for governor walker during the recall vote
last june. and in addition to that. if this is close in wisconsin. you are going to be hearing a lot about the counties of the fox river valley. they include green bay, lacrosse county, richland county and wood county. if this is close you will be hearing a lot about them. shep? >> shepard: doug mckelway live in milwaukee. the who gets the most votes tomorrow night doesn't necessarily win the white house. one group trying to toss the electoral college entirely saying it keeps at love folk's votes from counting. that's next. first, the united states military has just informed us that the first african-american to graduate from the air force academy has died. charles vernon bush, reported to the academy as a cadet in june of 1959. he became a squadron commander and after graduation served as intelligence officer in vietnam. he earned medals including the bronze star, len -- then left the service for civilian life. the superintendent said and i
quote the academy family is truly proud to call mr. chuck bush one of our own. the first african-american to graduate from the air force academy dead tonight. charles vernon bush was 72. based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ? isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to help us get there. they helped me fix my economy, the one in my house. now they're managing my investments for me.
>> shepard: just a handful of swing states will probably decide tomorrow's presidential election. just like in the year 2000. the candidate who gets the most overall votes may not win the white house. that's what the experts are telling us. they say it's because the electoral college and now one group is trying to change the way we pick our president. william la jeunesse is in los angeles. william? >> well, shepard, right now big state or small, if they are solidly red or blue, they don't really matter because you said we don't, as you said, we don't elect presidents by popular vote but who wins the majority in the
electoral college which is not a place but a process that critics call obsolete and undemocratic. >> just moments ago, i spoke with george w. bush and congratulated him on becoming the 43rd president of the united states. >> could it happen again? one candidate wins the popular vote, the other the electoral college. >> congratulations. >> it's happened four times in american history. it's going to happen a fifth time. is it this year? nobody knows. >> some national polls show governor romney could win the race but lose the election. >> current system has the problem that the presidential campaign concentrates on only about 10 of the 50 states and it leaves four out of five americans out of the process of deciding who their president should be. >> dr. john koza leads an effort to eliminate the electoral college. >> sam got 10 votes and sally got 15 votes so sally is our new class president. [cheers] >> this add by the national popular vote initiative
underscores his point. >> we are using the electoral college system today and that means that sally doesn't win. >> in the last decade, prominent democrats, including barack obama favored scrapping the electoral college. >> yes or no eliminate the electoral college. yes or no? >> yes. >> while some republicans argued against it, imagine the irony if obama loses the popular vote but wins re-election. >> everybody is going to flip 180 degrees if this actually happens. that is democrats will say that's the way the system works. you can't change the rules in the middle of the game. and prurebs are going to say without the popular vote, a president lacks legitimacy. >> now, nine states have voted to drop the electoral college. unless you see a split decision tomorrow, shepard, that's it's probably not the political will to change the current system. shep? >> shepard: william la jeunesse in l.a. you can follow you will the returns tomorrow night on fox news channel. bret baier and megyn kelly kick off the election coverage. i will anchor the coverage on
your local fox station on the fox broadcast network. starting at 7:00 eastern time. the growing outbreak of meningitis has killed one more person. bringing the death toll to 30 now across the nation. that's according to the centers for disease control and prevention. and now house lawmakers say the head of the food and drug administration will testify at the first congressional hearing on the outbreak. that is set for next week. the fda regulates pharmacies including the new england compounding center. investigators have linked the outbreak to tainted steroid shots that that company distributed. so far the cdc reports some 419 cases of the infection in the states you see here in yellow. at least 22 people are dead after a tropical storm triggered heavy flooding and that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. india. some of those victims drowned in a southern province during what officials call the worst storm to hit the region in 40 years. it dumped a foot of rain,
caused homes to collapse and forced some 90,000 people to evacuated the state run shelters. new zealand, a coal mining company ignored more than 20 warnings about explosive levels of methane gas before a mine explosion two years ago killed 29 workers on the south island. that's the just-released conclusion from investigators with a royal commission. the now bankrupt company is not defending itself against labor violations charges. its former ceo has pleaded not guilty to 12 violations. taiwan, breeders announce pod a new species of blue shrimp ahead of this week's aquarium expo. the blue bolt variety is an ornamental pet not for eating. it took breeders two years to develop the shrimp. each specimen could cost more than $3,000. china. pyrotechnic teams from four countries, including the u.s. showcase their best fireworks at a festival in shanghai.
the american team launched this display to tunes from broadway musicals. 6,000 fireworks lit up the sky. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> if you plan to knock back a few cold ones while watching the election returns tomorrow night i will join you. i actually can't do that tomorrow but make sure the fridge is stokdz. especially if you live in south carolina or kentucky. the election day booze band out of somewhere in our distant past. that's coming up. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lipper categories. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lower than spdr tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and even lower than vanguard.
tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 that means with schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 your portfolio has tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 a better chance to grow. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and you can trade all our etfs online, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 commission-free, from your schwab account. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so let's talk about saving money, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab etfs. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab etfs now have the lowest operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective lipper categories. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call 1-800-4schwab tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 or visit schwab.com tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 to open an account today. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 funding is easy tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors should consider tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 carefully information d#: 1-800-345-2550 contained in the prospectus, d#: 1-800-345-2550 cluding investment objectives, d#: 1-800-345-2550 risks, charges, and expenses. d#: 1-800-345-2550 you can obtain d#: 1-800-345-2550 a prospectus by visiting tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 w.schwab.com/schwabetfs. please read the prospectus tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 carefully before investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550
music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> shepard: drowning your sorrows or toasting a victory tomorrow night won't be easy a pair of southern states. it never is. that's because kentucky and south carolina both ban the sell of alcohol in restaurants, bars, even liquor
stores on election day. the laws date to prohibition when some saloons doubled as polling stations. election commission mistook someone's m.i.t. sweatshirt in support of someone mitt. romney. according to the denver most newspaper a veteran poll worker reportedly thought the sweatshirt was in violation of the state's election laws which forbids anyone from expressing support from a candidate anywhere within 100-foot of apology place. of course it was actually one letter short of a violation. kind of sad, isn't it? updating some of our top stories tonight. president obama wrapping up what he called the last day of campaigning ever for him. one more rally tonight and the then heads to his home in chicago to spend election day. governor romney's campaigning won't end with his last rally tonight. we have now confirmed he will take the very unusual step of campaigning on election day. set to make stops in pittsburgh and in ohio.
and officials in storm-battered new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure everybody gets to vote. one new jersey county is delivering ballots to emergency shelters. in new york city shuttle buss are to take people to devastated coastal areas of the polls. and on this day in the year 1912, the new jersey governor woodrow wilson won the white house in the only three-way race ever to feature a former president, a current president, and a future president. it was a brutally negative campaign, even by today's standards. the incumbent, william howard taft won the republic nomination but then former president theodore roosevelt jumped in and formed the bull moose party. roosevelt called taft a fat head with the brains of a guinea pig. taft called roosevelt's followers radicals and neurotics. democrat woodrow wilson did